[Healeys] Fwd: Batteries and Longevity

Richard Collins gonnagitcha90 at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 24 18:09:21 MDT 2021

I ended up at Sams Club and got a 3 yr warranty Delco for $80. Might get 10 years out of it :-)

Richard C

On Sep 24, 2021, at 18:52, Bob Spidell <bspidell at comcast.net> wrote:

 I have one of these in my BJ8. Spins it over almost like a gear-reduction; needs a specific type of minder (note the CCA):


Deka brand is the best 'conventional' I've found (and made in the 'States, unlike most others). All depends on how much you can to spend, but get sealed if you can.


On 9/24/2021 12:47 PM, Richard Collins via Healeys wrote:

Went to shake the dust off my Healey yesterday in celebration of the arrival of the fall arrival driving season and dang, turned over barely once and then nada mas. Put a jump on it and off I went.
Can’t complain however. The “Autocraft Silver 26-R” I’ve been using since Oct 2008 finally gave in and passed away to battery heaven at the ripe old age of 13 years.
Gotta give thanks to using a battery tender all those years. I have one for each of my cars. I highly recommend it. Now comes the decision of staying conventional or switching to an AGM battery.
Any opinions out there ?
Richard Collins
BN7 #440

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